Name: Shin Akuma (in Japanese, "Devil" or "Demon" wink
Nickname(s): Devil, Japan as Gouki (豪鬼 Gōki?, lit. "Great Demon" wink
, enhanced version named Shin Akuma, or Shin Gouki (真・豪鬼?, the "true Great Demon" wink
Games: Almost every single Street Fighter game Starting with
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Akuma (literally demon) is a cold and extremely powerful warrior whose sole purpose of existance is to hone his fighting skills by battling and destroying strong foes. He rarely displays any sign of emotions (aside from occasional bursts of anger) and almost never smiles. He takes his trainings very seriously (and deals brutally with those who dare interrupt him, as seen in his SF3: the Third Strike ending) and likes to occasionally test himself against worthy rivals (Gen, Oro...). In combat, Akuma almost never resorts to his true strength since he is yet to find an opponent who is to withstand the full extent of his powers.
Akuma detests his brother Gouken for not giving in to the dark side of their arts which is, according to Akuma, the way they were intended to be used. He also blames Gouken for sealing off the darkness within Ryu thus preventing Ryu from reaching his true potential. This forces Akuma to give up on his planned duel with Ryu as he believes that only a fellow practitioner of Satsui no Hado can one day hope to defeat him.
Akuma refers to himself as a 'denizen of hell' and 'evil incarnate' and is seen as such by many
Likes: Martial arts, training, Satsui no Hadou, fighting Evil Ryu, strong opponents, becoming stronger
Dislikes: Gouken (for not using their fighting style as it was intended to be used, and for sealing off the Satsui no Hado in Ryu), Weaklings, Anyone who interferes with his training, Goutetsu (for not embracing the Satsui no Hadou to his fullest extent), Shadowgeist
Akuma and his brother Gouken were students of Goutetsu. Goutetsu taught a nameless life-threatening martial art, which incorporates elements of Karate, Judo, and Kempo. He also taught the Shun Goku Satsu (literally Instant Hell Murder), a lethal technique which, although incredibly powerful, puts the user in considerable danger.
As the brothers progressed under Goutetsu's tutelage, a dispute arose on the true nature of their fighting style and the path to master it. Gouken, unable to accept the violent nature and the Satsui no Hadou of his fighting style, left Goutetsu to begin his own dojo, however Goutetsu did not stop his student Gouken from leaving and even allowed him build his own dojo. Akuma continued Goutetsu's teachings and vowed to use their fighting style as it was intended.
In order to learn Shun Goku Satsu, Akuma embraced the principle of Satsui no Hadō, the "Surge of the Intent to Kill/Killing Intent". Through Satsui no Hadō, Akuma was forced to give up any compassion he held towards other human beings. In addition, Akuma realized his limits as a martial artist could be expanded, and left Goutetsu's guidance of enlightenment to train alone to gain more power; however, due to embracing the Satsui no Hadou to his fullest extent, he developed a lust to fight to the death, unlike Goutetsu, who had been able to use the Satsui no Hadou without giving in to its dark side and did not constantly use it to its fullest extent.
After coming back from his island, Akuma went back to Goutetsu, and fought and killed him with the Shun Goku Satsu. Akuma, believing that he was the true master of the Art, took the prayer beads of his dead master and placed it on his neck. When Gouken went to visit his master to see how he was doing, he only found his body lifeless and saw his brother, now no longer looking human. Gouken, shocked to see that his younger brother took the life of their master, berated Akuma, who said nothing and left for the woods.
Many years later, Akuma fought Gouken, while the then-young duo of Ryu and Ken watched. Akuma told Gouken that he was not strong enough to face him without giving in the killing intent; Gouken retorted, saying the art was much more then just death and destruction, accusing Akuma of dishonoring their master's name. Akuma told his brother that Goutetsu did not truly understand the art and was a fool for not using the Satsui no Hadou to its fullest extent. The fight continued, and Gouken won. Akuma told his brother to kill him, but Gouken had no intention of murdering his own kin, prompting Akuma to call him weak for sparing the life of a strong opponent and declare that he would return.
A couple years later, Akuma came back to Gouken's dojo and fought him in battle, using the Shun Goku Satsu on him. Akuma believed him dead, not knowing that Gouken had somehow lived through the attack by emptying his soul, and was only in a coma. Ken saw the flash of the attack while running to the dojo, but arrived only to find Gouken on the floor. Knowing who was behind this, Ken confronted Akuma in the woods and fought him, only to be defeated. After defeating Ken, Akuma disappeared without a trace.
Weapon(s): His fists
Abilities/Powers: Super human strength and and a transformation
Super Smash: Shun Goku Satsu, Which literally translates to "Instant Hell Murder" he'd charge's his fist's and charge's to his opponent as he unleashes a barrage of Punch's which ultimately kill's any enemy or trophizies them
Fighting Style: Nameless Ansatsuken art powered by the Satsui no Hadou
Other: Moral Code
Most of the time, Akuma abides the code of the warrior. He fights to improve his skills, defeat powerful foes or, in rare occasions, to gauge other's abilities. Although he killed his teacher (Goutetsu) and believed he did the same with his brother (Gouken), Akuma did so in combat, and thus can be said to have not transgressed on his principles. He fights only warriors that he deems worthy or the ones he believes have the potential to become the best. He backed out of a duel with Gen once he found out that Gen is fatally ill. During the events of SFA2, Akuma fought Ryu only to gain insight on Ryu's abilities while during SF3 he faced Oro in order to test his own strength.
Although Akuma usually prefers an even bout, it is not uncommon for him to deliver a lethal sneak attack at an unprepared opponent (as he did with Bison, Gill and Adon's unnamed rival). The purpose of this can perhaps be found in the evil nature of Satsui no Hado itself which could have corrupted Akuma's ways.
Unknown (presumably Japan)
5'10" (178 cm)
176½ lbs (80 kg)
Nickname(s): Oni (鬼, Ogre), also known as The Mad Demon, Onigami or Destroyer of Heaven (Asura's Wrath) (狂オシキ鬼, Kuruoshiki Oni, literally Maddened Ogre)
Games: Street Fighter
Oni, unlike Shin Akuma, is more ferocious and gives up his moral code as a warrior, as well as becoming more demonic in nature. Oni has no morals and will fight any warrior to the death, regardless of condition, rather than seeking out worthy opponents to fight and kill in a fair match. In addition, he now talks in the third person even more, as he says his own name after defeating or killing his opponents. He also becomes far more evil to the point of calling himself evil incarnate. As Oni, he completely despises humanity and says it is of no use to evil incarnate.
Oni does not refrain from using the maximum potential of Akuma's Ansatsuken art or his yet unrefined attacks. His Goshoryuken is similar to the Shin Shoryuken. His overhead smash resembles an imperfect Misogi. Also, he uses a much smaller version of the Kongou Kokuretsu Zan as a start-up for his second Ultra Combo, the Tenchi Sokaigen. His stance is similar to Akuma's 'Isshun Sengeki' pose during the Wrath of the Raging Demon Ultra Combo. However, he lacks the sheer focus of Akuma, not possessing the finer attacks such as the Hyakkishu, Tenma Kujin Kyaku and Ashura Senku and generally uses wayward one-handed Hadokens which tend to fizzle out after traveling some distance.
Dislikes: Weakness, Humanity, Gouken
Due to his training and meditation, Akuma may have suppressed some of the negative aspects of the Satsui no Hadou, allowing him to control his actions. As Oni, when he finally becomes one with the Satsui no Hadou, the negative aspects have now managed to completely overtake him.
Abilities/Powers: Tenchi Sokaigen:
Tenchi Sokaigen, appears to be a precursor to the Kongou Kokuretsu Zan, where he only forms an eruption of ki in front of him. Like the Meido Gohado, Oni needs to be close enough to launch his opponent into the air in order to hit them with a left-handed Goshoryuken to their exposed back. The background for this attack spells the 天 Kanji. The initial spike of the enegy by itself can be used as an anti-air attack, part of an juggle or to inflict chip on a opponent critically low on health. The Kanji for this attack is "The Heaven and Earth Twin Crushing Raise"
Meido Gohado, is an advanced and more powerful Messatsu Gou Hadou. Oni needs to be close and on the ground in order to force his opponent right into the wall with the Meido Gohado to follow up with an orb of the Satsui no Hado, with the force of the orb emitting ki from behind the opponent shaping into the Kanji character 天. The anti-air version of this Ultra is called the Messatsu Go Tenha, which is fired directly upwards. Oni has complete upper body invincibility while executing the Messatsu Go Tenha. "The Dark Painful Great Surge"
Oni has an unique animation for the Goshoryuken if he is close to the opponent that resembles the Shin or Metsu Shoryuken where Oni punches the opponent in the tanden with his right hand, followed by a left-handed punch to the solar plexus transitioning into a left-handed Shoryuken. If the opponent is far or in the air, Oni does an simple right-handed Shoryuken similar to Akuma's. While the startup for Oni's Shoryukens takes more time than other users of the same move, they have almost negligible recovery time such that Oni recovers the moment he touches the ground. The EX version of the Goshoryuken inflicts more damage and has more invincibility at startup than the Heavy PuncOni possesses an air dash attack, Zanku Hadosho, the direction of which is determined by the punch button pressed. He also possesses a dashing slash called Rakan Dantojin which allows him to pass the opponent by, similar to the Ashura Senku. The four possible variations of the slash have different invincible frames against projectile attacks with the EX version being completely immune to projectiles.
He also possesses a jumping overhead smash attack, Sekisei Jiraiken
the Sekisei Jiraiken, which has been compared to E. Honda's Sumo Smash.
The EX version of the Sekisei Jiraiken inflicts a lot of stun on the opponent. Like the other shotoclones Oni also has the Gohadoken, Goshoryuken and Tatsumaki Zanku Kyaku.Gohadoken
His Gohadoken usually travels for about 80% of the screen before fizzling out. Alternatively, the Gohadoken can be charged by holding down the punch button: a fully charged Gohadoken does not fizzle out, has two hits and inflicts more damage. The EX version of Oni's Gohadoken is already fully charged, has two hits and does more damage than the Heavy Punch version.
Oni's counterpart for Akuma's Shakunetsu Hadoken is the even stronger Gorai Hadoken, which shares the same execution (half-circle back + punch) and hits afflicted, as well as various properties depending on the punch button used
Super Smash: In oni form, Akuma charge's a fully powered Gadohkan and throw's at the enemy either leaving very heavy damage or possibly disintegrating the enemy
Fighting Style: Unnamed Ansatsuken Art (Satsui no Hadou maximized)
■Akuma after transforming into Oni, has being called a malicious demon, & a deity by Dhalsim, Gen and also Adon. Which means Oni literally became a real physical godlike being.